Classification of Adjectives

Lesson Plan of Classification of Adjectives

English Grade V

Students’ learning Outcomes

·         Classify adjectives of quantity, quality, size, shape, color and origin.

Information for teachers

Classification of Adjectives


·         Adjectives are describing words.
·         They tell us more about nouns. For example: Ali (noun) is brave (adjective) boy. In this example ‘brave’ is telling us more about ‘Ali’.
·         Adjective Sorting:
·         Subsequent are the diverse types of adjectives
1.         Adjective of quality
2.        Adjective of quantity
3.        Adjective of Number
4.        Demonstrative Adjective
5.          Distributive Adjective
6.          Possessive Adjective
7.        Interrogative Adjective
1.     Adjective of quality:
v  Express the qualities of somewhat or somebody.
v  Such as great, good, bad, wise, poor, nice, happy, pretty, angry, blue etc.
v  Example:
o   They give me a great idea.
o   Mr. Salaam is a good person.
o   He is a good guy.
v  Adjective of quality response the question: what kind?
2.     Adjective of number:
v  Express the number or order of somewhat or somebody. Such as one, two, three, first, second, third……….,
v  Example:
o   She can eat ten eggs at a time.
o   He is the first boy in the class.
o    The house holder does not lease the room to the single person.
v  Adjective of number is two kinds Definite and Indefinite.
o   Definite number adjectives are of three types.
o   Such as
o   Prime (one, two,),
o   Ordinal (first, second,),
o   Multiplicative (Single, double,)
3.     Demonstrative Adjective:
v  State the nouns or pronouns. in place of this, that, those, these etc.
v  Example:
o   This boy is good.
o   That is her room.
o   These are the book to follow.
4.     Distributive Adjective:
v  Express the distributive state of nouns. Such as every, each, neither, either, both etc.
v  Example:
o   Every movie in the series is popular.
o   Both the boys are appreciated by them.
o   Each person will get the reward.
5.     Possessive Adjective:
v  Shows the possession or belonging in the sentence. Such as his, her, him, my, our, your, their etc.
v  Example:
o   This is her cell phone.
o   I have seen their house.
o   Our house is tow stored house.
6.     Inquiring Adjective:
v  Interrogative Adjective changes nouns in interrogative sentence. Such as which, what, whose etc.
v  Example:
o   What type of man he is?
o   Whose phone is this?
o   Which program are you attending?

Material Resources

Chalk/marker, duster, pencils, flowers, ball, cap, bag, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Show the students a ball and ask them to describe it by using different adjectives.
·         Record the responses of the students on the board.
·         Ask them to tell about its color, shape, size, quality, and it is made in which country such as China, Pakistan etc.


·         When they have described the ball show them, a bag (your bag, any students’ bag) and ask them to describe it:
·         Blue/ skin/ brown/ attractive/ black/ soft/ hard/ nice/ made of fine material/ China/ Pakistan etc.
·         Then ask them to describe a flower.
·         Same activity can be repeated with other objects like comb, table, chair, flower, duster or anything easily available in the classroom.


Activity 1

·         Tell the students that adjectives are describing words which describe a noun or a pronoun.
·         Draw the following table on the board and explain different kinds of adjectives.
·         This table can be displayed in the class for help of the students.
·         Refer back to the worm up activity and tell them how they have already told about these kinds of adjectives.

Activity 2

·         Ask the students to copy the following table in their notebooks. They must work in pairs and think about any three things and fill the table with different kinds of adjectives.
·         The first is done as example:
Green & white

Activity 3

·         Ask the students to prepare a 4—6 line conversation between a father and a child.
·         The father class from the market to ask what kind of a toy the child wants, and the child gives details.
o   Father: Amanda, I am at the toy store. I have forgotten what kind of a doll you wanted.
o   Amanda: father, I want a big doll.
o   Father: I can see one wearing a pink dress, is that okay?
o   Amanda: no, get me one wearing purple dress.
o   Father: the purple one is made of cloth, not plastic.
o   Amanda: yes, that’s fine. I like such dolls because they are soft.
o   Father: okay, I am getting it for you now.
o   Amanda: thank you, father.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Briefly discuss the different types of adjectives with examples.


·         Underline the adjectives in the following sentences and then use these adjective in sentences of your own.
1.       I have a small cupboard.
2.       It is an empty bottle.
3.       I like fresh fruit/juice.
4.       My cat has blue eyes.
5.       The tiger has sharp teeth.
(Answer key: 1. small, 2. Empty, 3. Fresh, 4. Blue, 5. Sharp)

Follow up

·         Ask them to write five adjectives about any of their toys like doll, car, bat, etc. or any animal they like.
·         Ask the students to add adjectives in the following sentences to make them more interesting.
o   I can’t drive your _________car.
o   She went to the store to buy ___________bread.
o   I saw a ____________bird.
o   We ate ___________________pizza.
o   I have a ______________________________bag.
(Answer Key: 1. Big, 2. Fresh, 3. Blue, 4. Hot, 5. Small)

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